Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.
Root canals are a standard dental procedure to save teeth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma. During a root canal, the infected nerve tissue and pulp are removed from inside the tooth and replaced with a unique filling material. This helps protect the remaining healthy tooth structure and prevents further infection.
At Family Dental Care by Dr. Frank Hackman, we strive to provide the best care for our patients. Our experienced dentists are committed to providing comfortable, quality dental care and performing root canal procedures with skill and precision.
Many situations may require you to undergo a root canal procedure. If you experience any of the following, contact Dr. Hackman’s office for an appointment:
- Severe tooth pain or pressure
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Darkened or discolored teeth
- Swollen gums near a particular tooth
- Pain when biting down on a tooth
- A chipped or cracked tooth
During your root canal procedure, you can expect a local anesthetic to be used so that the area being worked on is numb. Depending on the severity of the infected tissue, one or more visits may be required to complete the root canal therapy.
We understand that having a root canal can be stressful, so we prioritize creating an inviting environment and using the most advanced tools and techniques to ensure a successful outcome. With our commitment to delivering high-quality care, you can feel confident that your root canal procedure will be performed comfortably and with great attention to detail.
Get in touch with us today to book an appointment or if you have any questions about root canal treatment. We look forward to being a part of your dental care team!
If you need a root canal, don’t hesitate to contact us at Family Dental Care by Dr. Frank Hackman today. We are here to help make your experience as comfortable and painless as possible. We look forward to helping restore your smile!